Giordano's Tower

Vicolo delle Vallesi , Asciano, Tuscany, 53041, Italy | Castle
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A travel blog entry by travellingshoes on Aug 11, 2014

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... are windy curved streets. We did however find the Grom, the pannaforte and eventually the car! Getting out of Siena was even more of a challenge. Our GPS wanted to make us turn where there were no turns. She has been very vocal on the country roads making sure that we didn't turn up roads that were not there or driveways but she was suspiciously quiet in the city streets - Italian GPS! We took a side track on the way home to vivat a winery ( we thought it might be the winery ...

Siena on Foot- Day 9

A travel blog entry by jjstaar on Jul 12, 2014

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... of those long, cobbled fingers reaches steeply up and away from the Piazza and each spawns dozens of smaller side streets and even tinier lanes.

Along the streets are many shops selling high end clothing and shoes as well as handcrafts and objets d'art. There are fine restaurants close to the centre and more simple take away a bit further out. The Piazza has a frill of umbrellas ...

Twerking it Italian style

A travel blog entry by jlb43409 on May 27, 2014

3 comments, 17 photos

... rolled in around 515p and said the ride was beautiful and hilly, but doable. Our evening activity was pizza making! We were all issued chefs hats an aprons, and then had a demo of how to make a proper pizza dough. Ken and Lauren were our two reps for the demo, as they got to make and knead the dough. After, we all got our own crusts to add our own ingredients for dinner. The pizza's all went into a stone oven, and we went inside for ...

Just outside of Radda in Chianti

A travel blog entry by sugottfried on Oct 11, 2012

... us details of her life and how she came to live as a goat farmer in Tuscany. She is a vet who studied in Pisa and bought land and two goats to keep the weeds down. Many years later, she has about 150 goats and has continued to hone her skills with breeding to grow a healthy herd producing colorful cashmere. She went on to describe the process, from combing their fur just before they shed in the Spring, to separating, washing, processing ...

Day 16: Only the Good Die Young

A travel blog entry by lizcarleton on Feb 01, 2012

32 photos

... like a sea shell with nine sections fanning outward. There is one corner that is particularly challenging during the race, famous for being the downfall of riders. However, if a horse crosses the finish first, even without his rider, he still is declared the victor. Here, the horse is afforded the honor of winning, not his jockey. The open span is the heart of the city, and almost all roads lead back to it. When we were ...

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This castle, located on Vicolo delle Vallesi , Asciano, is near Abbazia di Monte Oliveto Maggiore.
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